CIty ProjectsContemporary Family Room, New York
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Blue was neither common nor prized for many centuries. In Celtic culture blue was the color of barbarians (think Braveheart). The Catholic Church, however, gave blue a boost around the 12th century when the Virgin Mary was commonly shown wearing robes of a deep blue-purple color called ultramarine. Ultramarine became the most expensive version of blue for centuries, another link to royalty and divinity. The wall shown here is upholstered in ultramarine wool felt — an exquisite touch that seems entirely in keeping with this color’s royal history.